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TMac, sold… again

This week, Taco Mac was sold by Dallas-based private equity firm CIC Partners to a team of independent investors and experienced restaurateurs led by Atlanta resident and longtime Taco Mac guest Harold Martin, Jr.

Harold Martin, Jr. will lead the company as CEO. The company headquarters will remain in Atlanta, where Taco Mac was founded in 1979. The new ownership team is comprised of Martin and three of his partners from Fresh Hospitality, a Nashville-based restaurant incubator currently consisting of eighteen concepts. Of the group’s many concepts, only a few are open or coming soon to the Atlanta Atlanta market such as Biscuit Love (coming to Alpharetta), Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe and I Love Juice Bar. Taco Mac will not be a Fresh Hospitality concept.

The four partners – Martin, Michael Bodnar, John Michael Bodnar and Mike Tidwell – are investing their own money in Taco Mac “because they believe in the brand’s Atlanta heritage and reputation for serving great local craft beers and award-winning wings in a warm, welcoming environment.”

A graduate of Morehouse College, Martin has lived in Atlanta since 1998. Last June, Martin was appointed interim President of Morehouse College. He was previously an associate partner with McKinsey & Co., a management consulting firm. After leaving McKinsey & Co., Martin built a successful independent consulting practice and private investment firm in Atlanta. In addition to receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Morehouse, Martin received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a law degree from Yale Law School.

Martin will work closely with Michael Bodnar, who brings 45 years of experience running public and private companies. Martin and his co-owners plan to spend the first few months of their ownership on a listening tour, gaining feedback from guests and employees to continue to improve the Taco Mac experience in each neighborhood. The team also plans to continue investing in the popular Brewniversity program.

“Customer engagement is something we are aiming to enhance because we want guests to truly identify with their neighborhood Taco Mac,” he says. “We will work with staff to ensure that the quality of the dining experience remains consistent across the board while retaining the unique character of each neighborhood restaurant.”

Taco Mac has gone through a number of changes in recent years including a short-lived name change to “T. Mac.” More recently, Bob Campbell, former CEO of Taco Mac parent company Tappan Street Restaurant Group, with a few other former Taco Mac associates, launched a BBQ themed sports-bar: Loyal Q. The first Loyal Q opened in East Cobb last year followed by a second location in Alpharetta last month.

In January, two former Taco Mac restaurants were “deflagged” and reopened as Morgan’s Sports Grill in Marietta and Woodstock.

The first Taco Mac, which is still open to this day, opened at 1006 North Highland Avenue in Virginia Highland in 1979. Taco Mac currently has 27 locations across Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Triple Mashed, by far the strongest Dragon’s Milk the Michigan brewery’s arsenal, is out of the barrel this month.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Lastest Return: Early January, 2017

Source: The 17% beast, New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Triple Mashed – Beer Street Journal

beer list: week ending 11/27


Consumed: Cellared:
Left Coast VooDoo American Stout -H Bold City Mad Manatee IPA
Shipyard Blood Orange -H 3 Daughters Bimini IPA
Sam Adams Ginger Beer -H 3 Daughters Stern Line Stout
Bold City Mad Manatee IPA -H Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
3 Daughters Bimini IPA -H Dogfish Head 120min IPA
3 Daughters Stern Line Stout -H Dogfish Head Flesh and Blood IPA
Dogfish Head 90min IPA -TM Dogfish Head 90min IPA
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beer list: week ending 11/13


Consumed: Cellared:
Red Brick Brick Mason Stout -H Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods Narwhal Stout
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy -H Southern Tier Pumking Rum Barrel
Stone Double Bastard Bigger Longer Uncut -H
Goose Island Bourbon County STout -H
Lagunitas Brown Shugga -H
Victory Storm King Stout -H
Monday Night Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt -TM
Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Original -TM
Left Hand FTB Rye Ale -TM
Scofflaw Westside IPA -H
Scofflaw Interrogation Stout -MM
21st Amendment Marroned on Hog Island Oyster Stout -TM
Cherry STreet West LA Hopway IPA -TM
Stone Russian Imperial Stout -H

beer list: week ending 11/06


Consumed: Cellared:
Dogfish Head World Wide Stout -H
Monday Night Dad Bod Saison -TM
Cacao Avellana Porter -TM
Avery IPA Can -TM
Terrapin Luau Krunkles IPA -TM
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale -TM
Boulder Mojo IPA -TM
Dogfish Head Flesh and Blood IPA -TM
Jailhouse Mugshot IPA -TM
Iinta Detour Double IPA -TM
Saint Somewhere Serge -H

beer list: week ending 10/30


Consumed: Cellared:
Dogfish Head Burton Baton -H Stone Citracado IPA
Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail IPA -H Wicked Weed Imperial Stout
Terrapin Luau Krunckles IPA -TM Stone 20th Ann. Double Bastard
Straight to Ale Monkeynaunt IPA -TM
Heavy Seas Greater Pumpkin -TM
Red Brick Wee Heavy -H
Stone Xocoveza Stout -TM
Stone Enjoy after Tangerine IPA -TM
Cherry Street Pumpkin Porter -TM
Three Taverns Wine Barrel Aged Triple -H

beer list: week ending 10/23


Consumed: Cellared:
Unita Anniversary Barleywine -H
Boulevard the Sixth Glass -H
Clown Shoes Pierre Ferrand Bill. -TM
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest -TM
Gate City Terminus Porter -TM
Ballast Point Piper Down -TM
TErrapin High 5 IPA -TM
Stone ToGo IPA -TM
3 Taverns Quasimodo Belgium Tripel -TM
Alpine Pure Hoppiness -TM

beer list: week ending 10/16


Consumed: Cellared:
Southbound Moonlight Drive Stout -H
Sweetwater Barrel Aged Imperial Stout -H
Praire Christmas Bomb -H
Dogfish Head 120 IPA -H
Ommegang Chocolate Endulgance -TM
Terrapin Luau Krunkles IPA -TM
Cherry Street Pumpkin Porter -TM
Bells Roundhouse IPA -TM
Gate City Terminus Porter -TM
Cedar Creek Dankasuarous -TM
Clown Shoes Aurora Orangealis IPA -TM
Monday Night Drafty Kilt Nitro -TM
Jekyll Off the Grid Barleywine -H

beer list: week ending 08/28


Consumed: Cellared:
White Pony Zumbi Imperial Porter -H
Sierra Nevada 39th -H
Second Self Thai Wheat -TM
Gouden Carolus Noel Xmas -TM
Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout -TM
Stone Ruination IPA -TM
Left Hand Hard Wired IPA -TM
Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombero -TM
Boulder Hazed and Infused -TM
Founders Dirty Bastard -TM
Blue Point Wet Hop -TM

beer list: week ending 08/21



Consumed: Cellared:
Sierra Nevada 30th Fritz & Ken Sout -H
Southern Tier Tripel Cafe -H
Red Brick 3 Bagger -TM
Orpheous Wadering Blues Sour -TM
Terrapin Hi-10 IPA -TM
Jekyll Hop Dang Diggity IPA -TM
Delirium Tremens -TM
3 Taverns Departed Spirit -TM
Abita Macchiato Milk Stout -TM
Boulevard The Calling IPA -TM
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Sudatchi IPA -H

beer list: week ending 08/14



Consumed: Cellared:
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Kabosu -H Three Taverns Wine Barrel Aged
He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s RIPA -H Abita Shotgun Double IPA
Sweetwater 18th Anny -H Rogue Cold Brew IPA
Evil Twin Ashtray Heart Smoked Porter -TM
Southbound Shakedown Street Saison -TM
Widmir Brothers Brrrr -TM
Fuller’s ESB -TM
Stone Southern Charred Ale -TM
Boulder Pulp Fusion IPA -TM
Clown Shoes Undead Party Crashers -TM
Founder’s Imperial Stout -TM

beer list: week ending 08/07



Consumed: Cellared:
Avery Vanilla Bean Stout -Home Stone Ruination IPA 2.0
Swamp Head Tropical Disturbance IPA -Home Stone WootStout
Copper Tail Night Swim Porter -Home Evil Twin Femme Fatale Sudatchi
Southbound/Second Self White & Gold IPA -TM Evil Twin Femme Fatale Kabosu
Second Self Citrus IPA -PArma
Gouden Carolus Noel Christmas -TM
Rogue Santa’s Reserve -TM
Stone Ruination 2.0 IPA -TM
3 Taverns Departed Spirit -TM

beer list: week ending 07/31



Consumed: Cellared:
Monday Night Blind Pirate DIPA -TM
Green Man ESB -TM
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA -TM
Straight to Ale Lilly Flag Milk Stout -TM
Straight to Ale Monkeynaut IPA -TM
Terrapin Mosaic Rye IPA -TM
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